Down to Earth Community Gardens

Down to Earth Gardens is a private organic garden rental community in Kenosha, Wisconsin.  The land is donated by the Kenosha Moose Lodge 286. We donate excess produce to local shelters.


2017 Plot Rental Applications- Reserve your plot early!!  

Organic Gardening in Kenosha.


Gardener  Applications: 

Renewal Dates- Sept-Nov 15 2016 for returning gardeners wanting the same plot.
 
New Gardeners -Open plot rentals Nov 2016-May 2017.

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All adult gardeners will be required to sign a waiver and register for an ID badge.  ID badges will be issued during orientation. Gardeners are required to carry ID badges when in the garden.

ORIENTATION  is required for new gardeners.


 
Mail application and fee to:

Down to Earth Community Gardens
PO Box 1124
Kenosha, WI 53141

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  2016 Community Garden Rules 

Our garden has 3 rental plot sizes 

4x8-$20 

10x12-$30

20x20-$50 (limit 1 experienced only)


Garden Map PDF

-Water is included in fee.
-Gardening season is April 1st - November 1st. Weather Dependent.
-Organic Gardening practices only.
-Gardeners are responsible for tilling their plots.

-Rototillers for tilling your plot are available for rental from local hardware stores and rental business.


-Compost is free for Kenosha residents at the Yard Waste Facility.

-Check out our Gardening page for beginner gardening information.


Check out our Events Page!!


Down to Earth Fall Festival
When: 
Sunday, September 11 from 2-4 pm.
Where: The Moose Pavilion behind Down to Earth Community Garden, 3003 30th ave. Kenosha, WI.
What: A free festival featuring: 
Two workshops: "Grow Your Own Garlic" and "Composting 101". Seed garlic will be available for sale and a compost can will be raffled off to one lucky workshop participant. 
Three demonstration booths to explain the basics of fermenting, canning, and sprouting. 
Free kids activities  including face painting, storytelling with the Kenosha Public Library, and games. 
A bake sale and 50/50 raffle to raise money for our new pilot program to help develop intensive urban farming in the Kenosha area. 
Fall registration for current community gardeners to reserve their current plots for 2017. ​

We have 110 organic garden plots on 1 acre of farm land.


Our Non-profit 501c3 organization is run by volunteers who donate their time and energy to keep our business running smoothly. 


2016 Gardener Orientation Dates & Times

March 5th 10am 

April 2nd 10am

April 27th Thursday 6pm (new)

May 7th 10am

June 4th 10am

Saturdays @ Gateway College Pike Creek Bldg


Down to Earth Organic Garden Plant Sale
May 7th 11am(for DTE gardeners)

12-2pm for general public @ the community garden.

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Our organic gardens are privately rented.


Dogs are not allowed.


Donations of money and tools are gladly accepted.


Down to Earth Community Gardens

PO Box 1124

Kenosha, WI 53141


​Community Garden location - 3003 30th Avenue,

Kenosha (Moose Lodge)


email: downtoearthkenosha@gmail.com

Phone# for Gardens 262-515-3308



​Down to Earth is a Non-profit designated 501c3 Organization

- Gertrude Jekell (Horticulturist)

"A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness;

It teaches industry and thrift; Above all it teaches trust"